Madden’s on Gull Lake, a 63-hole resort in Brainerd, Minn., has instituted walking green fees for all of its courses. It's a bit of a gamble because cart fees are an important revenue stream, but the resort is betting that the policy will generate new business.
From the dramatic Walker Cup to Patrick Cantlay's success on the PGA Tour to Kelly Kraft's big win at the U.S. Amateur, the year that was in amateur golf.
Kelly Kraft, of Denton, Texas, poses with his championship trophy after the final round at the U.S. Amateur golf tournament Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, at Erin Hills in Erin, Wis. Kraft defeated Patrick Cantlay, of Los Alamitos, Calif., 2-up to win the tournament.
The victorious Great Britain and Ireland team with the Walker Cup at the end of Day 2 of the 2011 Walker Cup held on the Balgownie Links at Royal Aberdeen Golf Club on September 11, 2011 in Aberdeen, Scotland.
Micheal Stewart of Great Britain and Ireland celebrates with teammate Andy Sullivan after he wins his singles match on Day 2 of the 2011 Walker Cup held on the Balgownie Links at Royal Aberdeen Golf Club on September 11, 2011 in Aberdeen, Scotland.